Subramanian Swamy may file appeal in SC against Jayalalithaa's acquittal

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Chennai, May 1:  BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday indicated that he could file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.

"In my appeal to SC In JJ (J Jayalalithaa) disproportionate assets case I will prove that the KHC (Karnataka High Court) judgement is a 'tragedy of arithmetic errors'. JJ will have to resign again if CM," he tweeted.

Jaya case: Swamy to file appeal in SC

The acquittal had cleared the decks for Jayalalithaa to become Chief Minister again. Swamy is the original complainant in the case.

He had filed a case in 1996 against Jayalalithaa alleging that during her tenure as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, she amassed properties disproportionate to her known sources of income.

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The DMK government subsequently filed a slew of cases, including the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case, against Jayalalithaa which led to her conviction in September last by a special court.

The Karnataka High Court acquitted Jayalalithaa on Monday.

PTI

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